japanese Quotes

Quotes from japanese authors


Utada Hikaru 32 quotes
Morihei Ueshiba 32 quotes
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Famous japanese quotes
Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverbs,
  • action

It's important to create what you desire to, not what people expect you to. Shigeru Miyamoto, designer
  • creativity

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • growth

Children learn to smile from their parents. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
  • smile

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese Proverbs,
  • kind


If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor. Daisaku Ikeda, writer
  • victor

If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor. Daisaku Ikeda, writer
  • challenge

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Love

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Love

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands. Japanese Proverbs,
  • endeavor

The nail that stands out will be hammered down. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Protest

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Vision

Fall seven times, stand up eight. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Resilience

One thousand days to learn; ten thousand days to refine. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Learning

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Resilience

Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Money

Fix the problem, not the blame. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Criticism

When you're dying of thirst it's too late to think about digging a well. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Planning

I will master something, then the creativity will come. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Creativity

Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Laughter

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • bravery

A kind word can warm three months of winter. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Kindness

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • think

When a bonsai stops growing, you know it's dead. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Growth

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love, truth, virtue, and beauty. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
  • wisdom

Duty is heavy as a mountain but Death is lighter than a feather. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Duty

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. Matsuo Basho, poet
  • Wisdom

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart. Haruki Murakami, writer
  • memories

Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them. Japanese Proverbs,
  • DeceptionLying

Think with your whole body. Taisen Deshimaru, philosopher
  • inspirational

If he works for you, you work for him. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Service

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • body

You are wise to climb Mt. Fuji, but a fool to do it twice. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Wisdom

The feet are the gateway to 10,000 illnesses. Japanese Proverbs,
  • Health

Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting. Haruki Murakami, writer
  • expectation

The Japanese have a strong tendency to suppress their own feelings. That's the Japanese character. They kill their own emotions. Ichiro Suzuki, athlete
  • character

You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • battles

The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • divine

When love is deep, much can be accomplished. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
  • accomplished

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. Haruki Murakami, writer
  • reading

Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way. Joichi Ito, businessman
  • adding

Tsuki ni murakumo, hana ni kazeClouds over the moon, a storm over blossoms Japanese Proverbs,
  • Luck

At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality. Princess Masako, royalty
  • balance

When life is victorious, there is birth; when it is thwarted, there is death. A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • birth

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. Morihei Ueshiba, athlete
  • peace

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • acceptance

Do nothing which is of no use. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
  • use

Man is a child of his environment. Shinichi Suzuki, musician
  • child

There really aren't any completely Asian people singing right now. Utada Hikaru, musician
  • asian

Music is a form of prayer. Toru Takemitsu, composer
  • form


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